A report has emerged from Sam Mobile, Samsung’s next flagship lineup of smartphones – the Galaxy S20, will have displays with 120Hz refresh rate. The report cited a “highly reliable source”.
We have now heard from highly reliable sources that Samsung’s upcoming flagship does indeed feature a 120Hz refresh rate display. – SamMobile
Rumors of the next Galaxy smartphone’s possibility of a 120Hz display first surfaced after Samsung’s announcement of its next-generation mobile chipsets – the Exynos 990. The chipset was announced with support for 108MP cameras and up to 120Hz displays.
Following that, a hidden menu within a One UI Beta build revealed an option to switch the device’s refresh rate from 60Hz to 120Hz. Of course, no current-generation Samsung Galaxy flagship device supports anything above 60Hz on its display so the setting didn’t actually do anything.
Samsung’s flagships are known to come with the best smartphone displays so the probability of this report is very high. The next Galaxy Flagship will be officially announced on February 11 in San Francisco, along a supposed Galaxy Fold 2.
What Does Smartphone Display With Higher Refresh Rates Mean?
Last year, Smartphone displays began arriving with higher refresh rates started trending in popularity. This is the number of times a display changes images – the higher the rate, the smoother the display appears. OnePlus offers 90Hz displays on the OnePlus 7 and 7T, Huawei on the Mate 30 Pro, and ASUS with the ROG Phone II (120Hz), Realme with the X2 Pro, and Google with the Pixel 4.